17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
+2
Tram + Foot + Fly:  17 h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Lahti
— Few hours
Train:  2 h
3
Tampere
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Nuorgam
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
7
Ranua
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
8
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Dallas

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Marimekko and Flamingo Entertainment Centre. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo, and stop by Marimekko.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online attractions planner .

Dallas, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dallas to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in December, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 37°F by day to 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 6th (Thu), ponder the design of Musical Fountain and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lahti online itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Lahti at 30°F and lows at 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Shopping
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 7th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tampere attractions planning app .

You can drive from Lahti to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 31°F and lows of 22°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

2
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Snow Village has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): gain insight at Kid's Land, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

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You can fly from Tampere to Kittila in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampere in December: high temperatures in Kittila hover around 23°F and lows are around 9°F. You'll set off for Nuorgam on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Kittila

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Levi
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LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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Nuorgam

Nuorgam ©
Nuorgam is a village in the Utsjoki municipality in the region of Lapland, Finland. You've now added Aurora Holidays to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): join in the after-dark buzz at Aurora Holidays.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nuorgam route builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tampere to Nuorgam. Traveling from Tampere to Nuorgam, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°F in December, and nighttime lows around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Nuorgam

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Aurora Holidays
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Aurora Holidays ©
Aurora Holidays

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Safaris. On the 11th (Tue), engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

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Drive from Nuorgam to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Nuorgam to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Nuorgam - with highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ranua.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ranua Zoo. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ranua Zoo.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ranua trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Nuorgam to Ranua by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. You will leave for Mustasaari on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Ranua

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 16th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ranua to Mustasaari by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°F in December, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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